Chris Sutton predicts Chelsea's Premier League fixture with Newcastle

‘I am backing’: Chris Sutton gives his prediction for Chelsea’s fixture against Newcastle this weekend

Chris Sutton has claimed in his BBC sport predictions that Newcastle will pile more misery on Chelsea and Graham Potter this weekend.

The Blues are on a poor run domestically, suffering three consecutive defeats.

Despite excelling in the Champions League, Potter is finding the big dogs of England much more difficult to deal with.

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Defeats have come to in form sides in Brighton, Arsenal and Manchester City. Now, they face a side in equally good nick in Newcastle.

Sutton has claimed he thinks the strength of Eddie Howe’s men will help them hold on for a 1-0 win.

He said: “Chelsea were very disappointing against Arsenal last weekend.

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“The Gunners looked like a side who had an identity – while the Blues didn’t appear to have a clear idea of what they would do when they came forward, or link up well at all.

“Newcastle will stay in the top four whatever happens in this game, and they must be delighted with their recent results that have put them there, as well as the way they have been playing

“I think we will see more of the same here. I don’t expect this to be a high-scoring game, but I am backing the Magpies to make it five league wins in a row.”

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A win would completely revive Chelsea’s top four hopes, however most importantly boost the mood in the camp before they break for the World Cup.

Potter will certainly be using the break to work on his side. He has so far been at the club without a pre-season or transfer window to help get his ideas to the higher ups.

While Chelsea are well known for not giving much time to their managers, they would do well to give Potter a good enough chance to make things work at Stamford Bridge.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released